Support parents fight for children with special needs
In this article I will discuss why parents should be supported in their fight for children with special needs.
The reason I chose this topic is because if parents do not keep fighting and bringing the attention of doctors, politicians, influential people, regulatory and support bodies and the wider community to the cause of their child and other children with the same or similar disabilities, these children will be more likely to fall through the cracks, be forgotten and not be given access to supports that they are entitled to avail of.
Parents cannot work in a vacuum and so they often need to inform, educate and campaign tirelessly on behalf of their child so that the focus of attention remains on the plight of their child and on similar children also.
Anyone can support a parent of a child with special needs by offering emotional support or practical help such as shopping, babysitting, running an errand, etc.
If you offer help, do it willingly and in confidence. Sometimes parents shut others out because they are afraid of exposing their family and special needs child to nosey neighbours or other inquisitive people. However if you gain the trust of a parent and can help out in any way, it would be greatly appreciated.
When you are a parent of a special needs child you will be extra sensitive to your Childs needs and may get easily offended or defensive.
Unfortunately I have seen other persons not make allowances for this and so parents can find themselves becoming isolated, not being able to call on others for help or being too embarrassed to do so.
While all parents want to protect and nurture their children, it is easy for parents of special needs children to go a step too far. However this is generally not in the best interests of the special needs child as they will need to develop to the best of their ability and become as independent as they can possibly be. I fighting for their childs rights and entitlements, a parent must also learn to stand back and allow a child some independence or have them involved in some decisions concerning their welfare.
Ultimately by supporting parents fight for their special needs child you will ease their burden and prove to be a loyal friend and companion. You will be blessed in many ways and it will mean a great deal to the family of a special needs child who will appreciate your support.
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